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interjection informal thanks pronunciation in British English /θæŋks/
  1. 1
    used for telling someone that you are grateful for something that they have said or done

    ‘You’re looking well.’ ‘Thanks.’

    thanks for (doing) something:

    Thanks for reminding me.

    Thanks for dinner – it was great.

  2. 2
    used for politely accepting something that is offered to you

    ‘Do you want a chocolate?’ ‘Thanks, I’d love one.’

    1. a.
      used with ‘no’ for politely refusing something that is offered to you

      ‘Can I get you a drink?’ ‘No, thanks.’


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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